THIS BRITAIN - HERITAGE OF THE SEA

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Fish and fishing
  • Religion

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: THIS BRITAIN - HERITAGE OF THE SEA

Reference number: 4422

Date: 1971c

Director: Terry Sanders

Sponsor: National Geographic Society with Billboard

Production company: National Geographic with Wolper Prods

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.49 mins

Description: Insight on the life of a ring net fisherman Kenny Mackay from Hebridean island of Scalpay, and the impact of economics and the weather.

Credits: nar. Richard Basehart
sc. Nicholas Noxon
exec. p. Nicholas Clapp
exec. p. Dennis B. Kane
assoc. p. Freida Lee Mock
p. Terry Sanders
exec. p. David L. Wolper
p. Christine Zurbach
m. Walter Scharf
cinematography Erik Daarstad, Nicholas D. Knowland, Barry Male, Ivan Strasburg
film ed. David Newhouse
p.man. Nicholas Clapp
sd. rec. Ivan Sharrock
sd. rec. Patrick Starling
sd. rec. Bruce White
Production coordinator David Cooper
ph. Michel Deloire
ph. Jimmy Dibling
p. assistant Patricia F. Northrop
researcher Sidney Platt
ass. ed. Robert Rosenberg

[Credits taken from Internet Movie Database at http://uk.imbd.com. Last accessed: 7/11/2006].

Acknowledgments: Central Office of Information, Company of Waterman & Lightermen, Mercantile Lightrage Company [Acknowledgements taken from http://www.davidlwolper.com/. Last accessed 7/11/2006]

Shotlist: Title sequence - parade and pageantry in London (2.38) Coastline Scalpay. Scalpay village and harbour. (3.13) Wedding - bride and groom lead procession through village. Wedding dance. Kenny Mackay, fishing boat skipper, at the dance. (4.37) KM aboard the ring net vessel 'Village Maid' with crew. Using Gaelic in radio communications with shore to avoid letting incoming foreign boats find out where they are fishing. Ring nets being shot from boat and hauled in. (7.05) Stornoway quayside. KM visits the offices of the North Minch Fish Selling Co to make payments on his boat. (8.21) Lighthouse at the north of Lewis, gv's lighthouse keeper using oil fired light and lighting up the lamp. (9.16) At night aboard Village Maid fishing for herring. Landing catches. (10.51) fish sales at quay Stornoway. (11.28) on homeward journey to Scalpay Village Maid and another vessel caught in force 10 gale and storm. gv's aboard during storm. (13.25) arriving home. (13.36) KM at home on Sunday (13.53) Stornoway harbour and boats tied up. (14.49) Service taken by Port minister in the Sailor centre in memory of fisherman McLeod swept overboard from the Ivy Rose during the storm. (15.34) Headstones and cemetery by seashore (15.49)